We are excited to offer the Anticancer Lifestyle Program in September at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook (on same campus as Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)! “Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them.”
Since 1997, Pinewood Natural Health Centre has helped people navigate the challenges of conventional cancer treatment and manage the impact of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy on their overall health and lifestyle using complementary and integrative therapies. Under the care of one of Naturopathic Doctors your health is reviewed to determine the best complementary therapies for you throughout your healing journey. Our complementary and integrative therapies include naturopathic medicine, biological medicine, botanicals and homeopathy, IV therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and lifestyle education.
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a natural extension of the complementary cancer care and primary health care we provide to residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The core topics – diet, mindset, change, fitness and environmental influences – are the foundations of Naturopathic Medicine with the end goal of health promotion and disease prevention.
We are honoured and excited to share this healing journey with you!
Ana Nozari, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor at Pinewood Natural Health Centre. In her clinical practice she has treated many patients with various chronic and degenerative health conditions. She is a strong advocate of naturopathic principles, treating the whole person, supporting the healing power of the body, and teaching her patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Nozari is also certified in nutritional intravenous therapy and has been providing IV therapy to many cancer patients. She offers cancer patients a compassionate and caring service that supports them through this difficult time. She also truly believes in an integrative healthcare model where both conventional and complimentary diagnostics and therapies are utilized to provide optimal care and outcome for the patient.
Audrey Sasson, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor at Pinewood Natural Health Centre. Her philosophy in-clinic is one of patient collaboration and education. Dr. Sasson believes naturopathic medicine should be brought to the forefront of public health education, and has advocated for this both in and outside of her clinical practice. She has engaged in many areas of naturopathic medicine with patients ranging from the neonatal to geriatric populations.
Dr. Sasson has also explored roles in education that have enhanced her skills as a doctor. Outside of her clinical practice, she has developed and lead certification classes as the Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Healthy and Active, a customized food plan based on patients’ blood chemistry. As a public speaker, she has engaged in education drawing from naturopathic concepts to deliver lectures on healthy living and stress management to a variety of groups including teachers, private investors, and people affected by cancer.
Banafsheh Kazerani, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor at Pinewood Natural Health Centre. Her clinical practice focuses on prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative conditions. Dr. Kazerani is a strong advocate of integrative medicine and works collaboratively with various healthcare providers to ensure optimal patient care.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kazerani is a certified mind-body practitioner. She is also a nutrition enthusiast and is currently pursuing a certification in healthy culinary arts.
Michael Rahman is a Naturopathic Doctor who founded Pinewood Natural Health Centre in Toronto in 1997 and expanded into the Durham Region in 2003. His practice focuses on biological medicine and its treatment of chronic diseases, from fibromyalgia to cancer, and healthy age management. A strong interest in diagnostics and biological medicine lead Dr. Rahman to further training in advanced biological medicine and homotoxicology courses in Germany and Mexico. He was also amoung the first group of select naturopathic doctors in Ontario to be specially licenced to perform IV therapies and to acquire prescribing authorty.
Dr. Rahman has mantained a special interest in integrated cancer therapy, constantly attending world wide conferences and seminars in order to integrate advanced knowledge into his practice. He has presented at health care professional conferences throughout Canada and the United States on topics ranging from first aid to homeopathic medicine, and from fibromyalgia to cancer care.
Participants of our Anticancer Lifestyle Program meet weekly for 12 sessions followed by 3 monthly sessions. The next program begins September 21, 2017 at Wellspring Westerkirk House, on the campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Classes are held on Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
To register contact Pinewood Natural Health Centre. Simply complete the Contact Us form below or call us at 416-656-8100. Class size is limited and the program fills up quickly – contact us today to reserve your seat!
While we acknowledge the support of friends and family is vital in your healing journey, this time is set aside just for you. It’s an opportunity for you to focus on learning new information and changes you wish to make for your health. A family member or friend is invited to join the second and third maintenance session with you.
There’s a little prep work for each class. Typically this involves reading a section of the book, “Anticancer: A New Way of Life”, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber to set the stage for the upcoming class topic and discussion. You’ll also connect with a class “buddy” by phone between sessions adding to the support and connection of the group.
The 15 sessions of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program are offered at $30 each, including your Participant Workbook and text book.
If you wish, one of our Naturopathic Doctors who teaches the course will be happy to review the program with you in further detail and discuss the cost. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-656-8100.
You are welcome to bring a snack with you to class. Filtered water will be provided. For the sessions that focus on diet we will be having a pot luck dinner where each class member brings in an anticancer entrée to share. This gives you a chance to try out a new recipe and brings a sense of curiosity and fun to sampling new foods.